Food & Drink

Our 5 Favorite Promotional Products of the Week: 'Milk Pong' Tables, Coffee Mugs and More
November 18, 2020 at 11:22 am

We're in that weird limbo now where no one quite knows what holiday to decorate for. Halloween decorations seem out of place, and jack-o-lanterns have rotted. It's still just a little early to go full-on with the December holidays, but some people are doing it anyway. And Thanksgiving doesn't quite have the decoration-ready nature of…

Dunkin's Holiday Merchandise Line Includes Customizable Items
November 16, 2020 at 11:40 am

What is it about breakfast chains that create such brand loyalty? Here in Pennsylvania, it's Wawa versus Sheetz. Canadians love their Tim Hortons. Dunkin’s slogan might be about all of America, but Massachusetts natives know it’s really their chain. And they can finally show their “Dunkies” pride thanks to a new line of merchandise, some of which is even customizable...

Whataburger Is Getting Festive With Holiday Collection, Ugly Sweater
November 11, 2020 at 11:17 am

Whataburger fans have another merchandise option to go crazy over, just in time for the holiday season. The Texan burger chain just released a full line of holiday-themed products like socks, scarves, beanies, “Merry Christmas” table tents and, of course, the all-important ugly sweater. The sweater is really the star of the show. The design…

After Starting as a Joke, Tesla Tequila Is Really Here (and Already Sold Out)
November 10, 2020 at 12:09 pm

At this point, Tesla is less a car company with amazing branded merchandise than it is an amazing merchandise company that happens to make cars. And Elon Musk is sort of an eccentric genius when it comes to marketing with branded merchandise. There have been surfboards, hats that raise absurd amounts of money, flamethrowers and plenty…

Chocolate Inn | Lanco Announces Relationship With Mrs. Fields
November 9, 2020 at 10:53 am

Chocolate Inn | Lanco, Hicksville, N.Y., announced that it has entered into a relationship with Mrs. Fields to represent the company’s products in the promotional products industry for sales to promotional products distributors. The initial product offerings will feature three-pack nibbler-size versions of the Mrs. Fields classic chocolate chip cookies, white chocolate macadamia nut cookies and...

New Jersey Just Became a Potential Promo Sales Hot Spot This Week
November 5, 2020 at 11:24 am

There have been two major legislative decisions this week in Jersey, both of which have potential repercussions for the promo industry. Yesterday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law a ban on single-use plastic bags, paper bags, plastic straws and other plastic packaging. And the state voted on Tuesday to legalize recreational cannabis in the state...

Reese's Is Rolling Out a Remote-Controlled Door That Dispenses Peanut Butter Cups
October 30, 2020 at 8:43 am

To bring trick-or-treating directly to the kids this year in a safe way, Reese's is using a remote-controlled door that will dispense king sized Peanut Butter Cups. The Hershey Company has a rich history of fun promotional campaigns involving automation, including a vending machine at SXSW that exchanged promotional products for Hershey's branded ones...

Burger King Introduces Face Masks With Food Orders Printed on Them, Terrifying Mirror Promotion
October 27, 2020 at 12:11 pm

Burger King Belgium recently tackled two issues—spread of COVID and poor communication—with a line of face masks. A total of 250 lucky customers received a branded mask with their menu item of choice printed across the front. In two other countries, the chain also introduced a terrifying in-store promotion involving the ghost of Ronald McDonald...